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Pakistan Type Approval Regulatory Update 2021


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has enacted new Type Approval regulations 2021 which include the below key changes:


1- Changes to the exempt devices list The new list contains only the below exempt categories: 1- Networking equipment (switches, firewalls, servers, storage devices) 2- Laptops/desktops (non-sim based only) 3- GPS only devices As a comparison, below two categories previously exempt have now been removed from the exempt list: 1- Tablet PC with Wifi only Functionality (Non-Sim based devices) 2- Smart watches with Bluetooth/Wifi functionality only (Without Sim or tracking features) It is critical to highlight that given these changes, all Wifi, Bluetooth and RFID equipment will now require Pakistan Type Approval. Please note that SRDs are already subject to Pakistan Type Approval. 2- Ultra Wide Band Devices Ultra Wide Band devices have now been formally added as a device category requiring Type Approval in Pakistan. 3- Inclusion of 62368 Safety standards 62368 Safety standards are now included in the list of acceptable testing standards.

We Look forward to supporting you with a wonderfully compliant year ahead.

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